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Oddities News Archive - June 14, 2008

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - A weedy sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father's Day. One of the rare creatures is pregnant for only the third time ever at a U.S. aquarium, officials said.

By Melody McDonald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 14--FORT WORTH -- Two military men and two other bystanders took down a bank robber Friday after he tried to carjack two women outside a Wells Fargo bank in far north Fort Worth.

A RARE sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father's Day - he's pregnant with 70 fertilised eggs. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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